Monthly Archives: November 2019

Buhari Seeks Approval Of External Borrowing Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to review and approve the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan. He made the request in letters forwarded to the Legislature and read on Thursday on the floors of both chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja. In the letters, the President explained that the request was for specific outstanding projects under the 2016-2018 borrowing ...

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Appeal Court Affirms Ortom’s Re-Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in the March 9 governorship election. In a unanimous judgement delivered on Thursday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the poll, Mr Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit. Channels TV reports that ...

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FRSC Changes Gear On Use Of Google Map While Driving

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday made a U-turn on the use of Google map while driving. On Wednesday, the Sector Commander, Federal Capital Territory, Corps Commander Wobin Ayuba Gora, had said that driving with the aid of Google map using mobile phones was a serious traffic offence. However, in a statement signed by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Commander Public Education Officer, ...

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Wife Arrested For Killing Husband By Violently Squeezing His Scrotum

A middle-aged woman, Eki Ekhator, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband by violently grabbing his scrotum and squeezing it till he died. The incident, which happened at the Ukhiri community in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, shocked the residents as the man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where ...

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Knocks For British PM For Accusing Nigerians Of Greed

A newspaper column written by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become the centre of discussion as his Conservative Party seeks votes in the December elections. The PM had written the article during his time as editor of the Spectator, in which he said young people had “an almost Nigerian interest in money,” The Guardian has reported. The Conservative party leader was also ...

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Nobody Can Deny Nigerians Freedom Of Speech – IBB

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, says nobody can muzzle Nigerians and deny them freedom of speech. General Babangida pointed out that there was even no basis for the bill which has passed the second reading in the Senate insisting that no one can deny Nigerians their fundamental rights. Babangida spoke in his Minna Uphill residence when he received visiting ...

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FRSC Warns Against Driving With Phone Google Map

The FCT Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ayuba Gora, says driving with the aid of Google map using mobile phones is a serious traffic offence. Gora said this at the inauguration of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign by Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the law forbids motorists ...

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Policeman Shoots Self Dead Over Delayed Promotion

A police sergeant, Paul Joseph, has shot himself dead at a branch of a new generation bank at the Ahiara junction in the Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State over alleged delayed promotion. The incident, which happened around 7am on Wednesday, caused panic in the area as residents gathered in groups to discuss what could have led the ...

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UN Award: Obi Celebrates Chimamanda, Calls For Inclusion Of Works In School Curricula

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 polls, Mr. Peter Obi, has congratulated the award-winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, on her recent United Nations Foundations Global Leadership Award. Obi, who was among world leaders that converged at New York to celebrate the award, told airport correspondents at the international wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja: ...

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Sanwo-Olu To CDC’s: Monitor State Projects In Your Communities

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged members of Community Development Association to serve as voluntary supervisors to ongoing projects across the State. The Governor emphasised on the importance of teamwork stating that all hands must be on deck to see that quality projects are delivered by contractors. While speaking at the year 2019 Community Day Celebration which held ...

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